Xilinx launched the new Zynq-7100 All Programmable SoC devices. The Zynq-7100 features an ARM processor and the industry’s highest performance digital signal processing (DSP). The device sets a new industry benchmark with greater than twice the signal processing capability of the most advanced All Programmable SoC available to date. The new member of the Zynq-7000 family is ideal for next-generation smart wireless, broadcast, medical and military applications.
Xilinx has been acquiring and developing a SmartCORE IP portfolio and a critical mass of application specialists and services that leverage Xilinx’s All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, and 3D ICs. The company’s goal is to fill in the growing gaps in ASIC and ASSP offerings for next-generation smarter networks and data centers.
Altera launched their new ARM-based SoC FPGA family. The devices feature 28nm Cyclone V and Arria V FPGA fabric, dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor, error correcting code (ECC) protected memory controllers, peripherals and high-bandwidth interconnect on a single chip. Altera’s Cyclone V and Arria V SoC FPGA silicon will be available in the second half of next year. Prices of the new system-on-chip field programmable gate arrays start at less than $15.